Canon have two new imagePROGRAF printers aimed at 'supporting print businesses and in-house print rooms needing efficient and easy-to-use CAD and display graphics solutions'.
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670 (24” / 610mm) and Canon imagePROGRAF iPF770 (36” / 914mm) both feature 'faster print speeds, improved ink management and faster, more reliable image processing'. Both models can now print an A1 equivalent image in 28 seconds in the fastest print mode. While HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL support allows for more 'flexible and reliable CAD file handling'. The iPF770 is also available as an MFP, with an optional large format scanner and 22” touch screen display attachment.
New inks allow for an increased colour gamut specifically intended to print more vivid reds for clarity in CAD drawings and indoor point-of-sale signage. Two black pigment ink tanks supplement the standard dye inks for richer, sharper blacks, while making it easier to mark-up CAD artwork without smearing the print. The ink tanks are hot-swappable, and can be replenished mid-print without wasting either ink or paper.
Other new features allow for an 'improved' workflow before and after printing. Accounting software makes it 'easier for small businesses to manage costs and margins'. A print utility for Apple iPad enables mobile users to view and print files straight from their mobile devices, which Canon says is particularly suited for construction sites and other architecture scenarios. Finally, a new stand design allows for easy switching between a basket or flat-stacking print output.
“Canon’s imagePROGRAF range is known all over the world for its quality and reliability,” said Yuichi Miyano, Director, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe.
“We have listened to our customers to understand their needs as businesses, and invested the imagePROGRAF range to support those needs. As a result, the imagePROGRAF iPF670 and iPF770 are designed to be the perfect large format printers for growing businesses with a need for standard volume CAD or indoor point-of-sale printing. With easy maintenance, versatile file handling and comprehensive workflow compatibility, they’re ideal for print service providers or in-house print rooms in architecture, construction and engineering firms.”
Both models were available to order from February 2015.www.canon.co.uk